Margaret Paterson (TYC Jr Sailing Chair) awarded by V/C Winston Bumpus PCYA
The Pacific Coast Yachting Association has chosen the Tacoma Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program as the 2016 recipient of the Pacific Coast Yachting Association’s Garret Horder Memorial Trophy.
There was some pretty stiff competition this year, but our Horder Committee felt that Tacoma YC’s program stood out. The committee found that over the last three years the club has continued to build out and to increase participation and scope for their junior program. They have terrific support from their members and have done a terrific job with outreach to their community and local schools. They also have admirable support for handicapped youth. Given that they have achieved all this with a reduced sailing calendar in the area and conditions that are not always the most conducive for youth sailing, it is all the more remarkable.
Congratulations to Pacific International Yachting Association (PIYA) and the Tacoma Yacht Club!